Fake ID Ring In The Bluegrass?

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Four men, Salvador Hernandez, Silvestre Paz, Urbino Hernandez, and Jose Francisco, ranging in ages from 19 to 28, are in custody and charged with having fake IDs along with fake checks.

Major Fred Deaton of the Frankfort Police Department says he's been working closely with Federal agents and local police departments like Lexington P.D. to break up a forgery ring.

Less than a month ago 27 Newsfirst told you about a similar arrest involving four people caught with phony documents as well. Major Deaton says this is a problem with deep roots.

"Not only in the Central Kentucky area but perhaps in other states as well," he says.

Police say whenever the fake checks are cashed the money has to come from somewhere. That means bank insurance rates go up and ultimately the cost gets passed on to everyone.

If the four men arrested today are convicted, they could spend up to five years in jail and could possibly be deported.

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